Crossroads School and Crossroads College Prep graduates can be found across the globe. We hope you’ll remain connected to the school and your fellow alumni.
Claire Corliss ’17
Claire represented Goucher College and her work as a part of their Voter Mobilization Team as the college was honored at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony. Goucher received a gold seal from ALL IN for achieving a student voter engagement rate between 40% and 49%. Claire and her classmates helped register and mobilize voters, and represented Goucher at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC. Read the full article. (2019/11)
Andy Zhang ’17
Andy is finishing up his final year at the University of Southern California, having interned this summer at Ernst & Young. He recently signed a offer to return full time upon graduation to work in their Financial Services Risk Advisory Practice.
At USC, Andy is President of the Chinese Students & Scholars Association (USC CSSA). "We have 10 departments, with over 200 staff members, all recruited through applications and interviews and no membership fees. We provide services and resources aiming to enrich the college experience for the Chinese student community on campus, through various events including career development, cultural celebrations, health and safety panels, sports tournaments, entertainment activities, and new student orientations."
Andy speaks fondly of his time at Crossroads: "Crossroads prepared me well for college in terms of the intensity of most classes. I had no issue transitioning into my new academic journey at USC, and that was largely due to the courses I took at Crossroads." (2019/11)
After spending the summer traveling and studying the people and cultures of India, Thailand, Greece and Spain he entered the class of 2023 at the University of Missouri Medical School. (2019/09)
Harry, a 2018 graduate (with honors) from George Washington University, received a National Institute of Health Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award. The award will allow him to pursue laboratory research into the role of microbes in the development of immunity in the mouth and shed light onto the role of antibiotics in oral immunity. These studies may eventually provide insight into the use of probiotic treatments for oral inflammatory diseases. The laboratory is located in Bethesda, Maryland at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research.
This award provides employment, for select graduates, an opportunity to spend a year or two – before going on to more formal programs – working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. (2018/09)
Nick Drake ’16
Nick, a music theatre student at Baldwin Wallace University, joined a group of 20 students for a faculty-led study abroad program in Zambia. The program provides the opportunity for students to produce a documentary about how theatre can enact social change.
This fall, Nick will be performing the role of "Lola" in BWU's production of Kinky Boots, the first production of the musical in a university setting. (2019/10)
Andrew was named part of the The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation's national “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards, which recognizes game-changers twenty-four years of age or younger who are making innovative contributions to humanity. Andrew created the Chicago Furniture Bank, a nonprofit that collects donations of gently used furniture and household goods and distributes them to families and individuals transitioning into supportive housing. Congratulations Andrew!
Read his essay on the Foundation's website here. (2019/08)
Andrew and two partners received the University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize, an award of $100,000 and living expenses “for Penn seniors to design and undertake post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting difference in the world.” The team launched the Chicago Furniture Bank to provide used furniture to vulnerable populations. Read more from the Chicago Tribune. (2018/10)
Matthew Larson ’15
FIDE (World Chess Federation) named Matthew an International Master at its Presidential Board Meeting held on July 9. (2019/5)
As superintendent of the Topeka Unified School District (and past superintendent of the Jennings School District), Dr. Anderson is now building a College Prep Academy from scratch, drawing from her own experience at Crossroads. See the news article from the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Tiffany adds: “My experience at Crossroads is continuing to shape me and my ability to help create similar experiences for youth in underserved communities. I wanted to be sure to send a thank you to a school that helped me see a bigger purpose and ways to positively impact others.” (2018/10)
“In just over three years, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, who oversees the Jennings School District in Jennings, a small city just outside St. Louis, has led a dramatic turnaround in one of the worst-performing systems in Missouri.” Read more from NPR. (2016/01)
She is currently the superintendent of Jennings School District. She is in the process of opening Hope House, a foster home for homeless Jennings students. Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (2015/10)
Art and culture magazine Hyperallergenic featured Erin Falker’s work as Assistant Curator at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where she helped develop the special exhibition Say it Loud: Art, History, and Rebellion, “a two-part exhibition that commemorates the 1960s rebellions, observes the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, and compares the uprisings of the past to the upheavals that shocked our nation in the 21st century.” (2017/12)